'Optimistic' Predictions From 1950 That Warned of the Coming Dystopia

It's so easy for us to look back at old predictions for the future and see them as quaint or overly optimistic. But when we take a closer look—when we stop to really process what's going on in these predictions—we often find that they weren't merely silly or naive.

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Why Microsoft should dump Skype, and roll its user base into Lync

We discuss the compelling case for killing off Skype in favour of Lync, and why there’s a fair chance this is what Microsoft might have in mind.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/05/26/why-microsoft-should-dump-skype-and-roll-its-user-base-into-lync/

Read The Bullshit Charts A "Scientist" Is Hawking To Sports Teams

Every team wants the perfect draft pick. It's a deceptively simple-sounding goal that haunts every executive in sports, because they are being asked to do the nearly impossible—predict what human beings will do. Sure,

Alien's Ripley Is My Favorite Action Hero Ever

Not heroine. Hero, period. While it’s rad that Ellen Ripley happens to be a woman, that doesn’t at all impact her level of badassery—though it does inform her character in ways that make her much more interesting than virtually any other cinematic hero. She’s complicated, she feels real,

Time to Flex Those Savings Muscles: Bowflex's Popular Dumbbells Are Back Under $200

The price of these popular Bowflex adjustable dumbbells has been yo-yoing for weeks, but generally speaking, any time they’ve dipped below $200, they’ve sold out fairly quickly. So if you missed out on the last few opportunities, Amazon’s spotting you another chance today.Read more...

Instagram Won't Stop Showing Me the Mother's Day Photos I Don't Want to See

After four and a half years of not speaking to my mom I’ve learned to stay away from social media on Mother’s Day.Read more...

'World’s Hottest Pepper' Will Have You Breathing Fire, But It Won’t Kill You

Not all hot peppers are created equal, and few are as unequal as the Dragon’s Breath chili—a new breed that may soon find itself atop the “world’s hottest” throne. Forged by Wales horticulturalist Mike Smith, the red-orange,

Inside The Russian Bomber That’s Been Flying America’s Coastline

The Russian Tu-95/-142 Bear has been showing up in a lot of places it maybe shouldn’t be over the past month, as the Russian Air Force and Navy continues to probe the air defenses of several nations.

Federal Agents Are Now Using ‘Stingrays’ to Track and Capture Undocumented Immigrants

Controversial cellphone tracking technology is being deployed as a tool in President Donald Trump’s expanding effort to arrest and deport illegal US residents.Read more...

The Venom Movie Has Chosen Its Star/Symbiote Host: Tom Hardy

Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy, who played Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, will next play another iconic comic book villain, Venom. The frequent Spider-Man villain is getting his own film next year, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, who made Zombieland.Read more...

10 Of The Most Absurd Units Of Measurement On Earth

Humans have a need to quantify things. And sometimes the usual measurements — feet, meters, grams — are not good enough. Or funny enough. Sometimes you need to express things in bananas, Helens, or cows. Read more...

These Wood Grain Sunglasses Are Actually Made From Recycled Newspapers

Shwood has made a name for itself with its take on the classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers made from exotic woods like Zebrawood, Cherry, and East Indian Rosewood. But the grain on its latest design isn't actually wood—it's a veneer made from 1,600 feet of recycled newspapers that are rolled up,

The best 3D printer is this Easy Cheese 3D printer

I've seen the future and it's not 3D printing, it's 3D Easy Cheese printing. That is, an Easy Cheese canister is taken and made to splooge out the golden orange yellow scientific miracle substance that is Easy Cheese like a 3D printer would print out objects.

韩国开发破坏朝鲜核设施的网络战武器

韩联社报道,韩国宣布正在开发破坏朝鲜核设施的进攻性网络战武器。韩联社推测,所谓的进攻性网络战武器可能类似美国以色列开发的Stuxnet蠕虫。

The Tesla Model X SUV Is Coming In Early 2015 With Gull-Wing Doors

Reservation holders for the Tesla Model X received notice today that the electric SUV will hit the production lines early next year. Best of all,

美国要求乘客不要携带没有电的电子设备

美国运输安全管理局周日在网站上发表声明,要求直飞美国的乘客不要携带不能启动的电子设备。机场安检人员可能要求乘客启动携带的电子产品,没有电无法启动的不准带上飞机。

JustGiving hopes to boost fundraising through new social currency

The fundraising site announced the new social currency during a conference session with Facebook and it allows users to show their appreciation further than just a like.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/07/07/justgiving-hopes-boost-fundraising-through-new-social-currency/

央视刘建宏,变乐视刘建宏

刘建宏形容自己像“进入市场”,价值立马就浮现出来,他为什么要变,怎么变?

百思买出售旗下五星电器业务

上海,中国 / 明尼阿波利斯,美国明尼苏达州 -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 百思买集团(NYSE:BBY)今日宣布,已与佳源集团达成最终协议,将旗下五星电器业务出售给后者。

Facebook Founder Presents Vision For The New Republic, Many Resign In Protest

SkiTee94 writes: Chris Hughes, one of the original founders of Facebook, is in damage control mode to save his recently acquired, century-old publication The New Republic. In response to Hughes' vision to turn the highly respected, and most would say old school,

酷派回应手机存后门漏洞:管理疏忽 已整顿

昨日,国外安全调查公司 Palo Alto 发现,中国手机厂商酷派故意在其 Android 手机设备中设置后门程序,涉及到的用户量或达到千万级别。今日,酷派通过其官微对此事件正式做出回应。  Palo Alto 公司称,该后门 ... ...

Alibaba Competitor Wanda E-commerce Raises $161M At $3B Valuation

China-based Wanda E-commerce, which hopes to position itself as a rival against Alibaba, has raised one billion RMB (about $161 million) in funding from investment funds Centec Networks and Xude Rendao. Wanda E-commerce says this quadruples its valuation to 20 billion yuan (about $3 billion).

Thanks For the Net Neutrality, Oligarchs

"Net neutrality" will be the law of the land following the Federal Communications Commission's vote to reclassify broadband Internet services as public utilities. Please take some time this week to thank the outspoken citizens who made this possible.

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